Animal Species:Steinitz' Shrimp Goby, Amblyeleotris steinitzi (Klausewitz, 1974)

Steinitz' Shrimp Goby is white with five red-brown bars. The white areas between the bars have pale yellow lines. The dorsal fins have orange dots.

Standard Common Name

Steinitz' Shrimp Goby

Identification

Steinitz' Shrimp Goby is white with five red-brown bars. The white areas between the bars have pale yellow lines. The dorsal fins have orange dots.

Size range

The species grows to 8 cm in length.

Distribution

Steinitz' Shrimp Goby occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.

In Australia it is known from the offshore reefs of Western Australia and from much of the Great Barrier Reef.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Amblyeleotris steinitzi

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Steinitz' Shrimp Goby specimens in the Australian Museum.

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Habitat

It usually lives in a burrow with an alpheid shrimp.

Classification

Species:
steinitzi
Genus:
Amblyeleotris
Family:
Gobiidae
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  • Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  • Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


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Tags white, long and skinny, < 10 cm, stripes, coral reef, soft substrate (sand), marine, red-brown bars, big eyes,